Tripping on San Pedro in Peru

Posted on 20. Jan, 2017 by .

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Contributed story from a Gonzo journalist who takes the hallucinogenic drug, San Pedro, on a 19-hour bus ride in southern Peru.

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Why Arequipa if Awful for Children

Posted on 10. Jan, 2017 by .

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Arequipa in southern Peru is unaccommodating for children and offers few family-friendly activities.

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‘Economic War’ from Allende’s Chile to Chavista Venezuela

Posted on 05. Jan, 2017 by .

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Excerpts from Isabel Allende’s novel, “The House of the Spirits,” serve as an excellent look at what inspires socialists’ alleged “economic wars.”

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Reggaeton Roundup 2016

Posted on 30. Dec, 2016 by .

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A 2016 reggaeton playlist featuring Arcangel, Bad Bunny, Los de la Nazza, Alexio, Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Lui-G 21 Plus, Nicky Jam, Crazy Design and Carlitos Wey.

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Fiesta Brava: The Butcher’s Dance

Posted on 29. Dec, 2016 by .

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A progressive liberal tells his account of a bullfight at the Plaza de Acho bullring in Lima, Peru.

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Inca Kola’s Purple-Cousin Fiasco Revisited

Posted on 06. Dec, 2016 by .

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Taking another look at La Moradita, the epic trainwreck soft-drink failure launched by Inca Kola in Peru. Maybe it started as a good idea?

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So How’s That Medellin Tech Hub Going?

Posted on 22. Nov, 2016 by .

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A look at how the city of Medellin has fared in its quest to become the “Silicon Valley of Latin America.”

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One is the New Two in Latin America

Posted on 20. Nov, 2016 by .

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Explaining the trend of shrinking family size in Latin America’s emerging middle class. One child is the new normal.

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WINNING My Donald Trump Pledge

Posted on 16. Nov, 2016 by .

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Early signs indicate I will not have to fulfill my Donald Trump Pledge of posting a “Make America Great Again” banner on this blog.

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Lima Shantytown Tour in Villa El Salvador

Posted on 15. Nov, 2016 by .

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Review and pictures of a shantytown tour in the Villa El Salvador district of Lima, Peru.

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